Thursday, October 30, 2008
i needed to finish paperwork for the accountant, year-end stuff
and i just finished
amazing really, because once i started
i didn't feel tired at all
but now it is settling on me like a heavy fog
if you read this
could you pray for me tomorrow
that i might be a graceful mother inspite of being tired
Monday, October 27, 2008
so i follow papaya into the family room to find our 3 year-old dissolving into a bucket of tears
surprised by this seemingly unexplained emotion, i sit down on the floor, take her into my lap and ask "what's the matter?"
by this point, she has escalated to full throttle crying
i am completely wrapped up in this
(this i learn latter was my mistake)
so i keep trying to find out what's the matter, i speak sympathetically and assure her to talk to mommy and say "tell mommy what's the matter, you won't get into trouble"
well, apparently that was all the encouragement she needed because she then freely offered, "well, i was trying to swing from those (my curtains) and that (the rod) broke" ahhh! i had been had! but the irony of it was so funny, i pulled her closer to me and tried to stifle my laughter
good thing she had the disclaimer "you won't get in trouble" because at that point it was too funny anyway
when asked why she would try that, she said
Saturday, October 25, 2008
spread out a disposable tablecloth, cookies and decorations
their friends descend upon our house for a couple of hours and create to their hearts content
and then they take home a container full of decorated cookies to eat and share with their family
it really is a fun tradition, one i think we will keep on doing for a few years to come
Friday, October 24, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
yesterday felt terrible
Sunday was bearable
i feel grumpy, unmotivated, blah and depressed
i have been sick
feels like i am the only person in this place
the weather is overcast and gray and i feel chained to the things i have to do everyday
the laundry is unfolded on top of the washer and another load is unfolded in the washer
i haven't vacuumed, i need to rake, haven't even considered what's for dinner
and i perish the thought of exercising today
i feel like an observer and wish i had that magic wand my daughter talked about
i just want to crawl back into bed
sigh...how do you get past this?
honest thoughts albeit not happy ones today
Monday, October 20, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
the older two girls tried alot of different courses and were up by the ceiling alot papaya went up too many times to count, she was the last one begging for just one more run
bugsy was doing lots of runs too but took a real fancy to bouldering on the outside of cave
it was a really fun adventure and of course mom couldn't keep her feet on the ground, i tried my share of runs and they just kept giving me harder ones until finally my arms didn't want to cooperate anymore, I hung up my harness after that! now i should convince rick it would be a great place for a date night....what man wouldn't like that?
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
For those who don't know, our summers are so busy with our business and work there is not time for much else. We literally put our noses to the trees in May and emerge again sometime in August.
We had been thinking that maybe this winter our family could do a missions trip and we had been doing a little bit of searching to that end. The answer we got was different in two ways...it wasn't for our whole family and it involves a part of the world we never even considered.
To summarize rick is going to Bangladesh at the end of November. He is going with a group of men mostly from BC and Alberta to look at supporting local business men. This is a introductory trip to this area. It is an exciting opportunity and unbelievable at the same time. We will keep you posted on the details.